Saturday Night Links

Christmas Wreath

Photo taken at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre here in Nashville.

It’s a busy pre-holiday weekend and I’m still not finished with Christmas shopping so I’m just going to post a few  Christmas links I found last week while also procrastinating on addressing our cards (which I finally mailed Thursday).

I’m making these brownie bites with a hidden candy cane Hershey’s Kiss surprise in the middle for Miss A’s daycare Christmas party Monday (via Picky Palate) if I don’t eat all the Hershey’s Kisses before then.

I never got around to doing this, but I love this literary Advent calendar idea, which would be pretty darn easy to make, even for a non-crafty slacker mama like me (via Jolly Mom).

I attended a local blogger event sponsored by Glade at the Frothy Monkey several weeks ago courtesy of my friend Amy Allen Clark from Mom Advice. I’ve been drinking Amy’s delicious Homemade Vanilla Chai Tea Mix since we made it that night. It’s yum!

Miss A’s daycare class made magical reindeer food last week (recipe via The Idea Room.)

I think these Christmas tree ice cream cones look like fun (via The Frugal Girls.)

I’ve got two giveaways posted at my review blog. One is for two one-year- memberships to Ojolie, a website that features beautiful, artistic e-cards. The other is for 10 bottles of BabyGanics’ fragrance and alcohol free hand sanitizer called the Germinator...I know I am using hand sanitizer like a mofo these days!

And apropos of nothing holiday related at all, I give you the subservient chicken (my 7-year-old got a kick out of this so just file this one away for one of those “OMGcabinfever” holiday school break days.) You’re welcome.

Have a great weekend!

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I'm Jamie, a 40-something Nashville mom desperately seeking a few moments of Zen and zinfandel between soccer practice and supper. I love to travel, find great deals, and talk with my hands. My former beach bartender husband founded MouseCalls Computer Services. We have two daughters, three dogs, and too much laundry. Email me at blondemomblog @

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  1. nice post…....thnx for youe effort and for ur informations

  2. I love Jolly Mom’s literary advent calendar too.

  3. I love the magical reindeer food!

  4. Thanks for the links! I’ll be checking some of those out right away. :=)

  5. OMG those candy cane brownies sound & look absolutely delicious—I was seriously drooling on my keyboard. Hee hee.

    Between your Grandma’s chocolate cake recipe that you posted last week and these brownies, I am planning to gain 10lbs from Christmas! :)
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Her name is Isabella =-.

  6. Katie, I feel your 10 pounds! Between food at work and food gifts…ugh. As someone said to me last weekend, though….that’s what January is for.

    I made the brownie bits this morning. Unfortunately they were more “brownie-esque” than cake like (as Picky Palate’s appeared in her photos) but I made them for a room full of 4-year-olds so I don’t think they’ll care. ;)

  7. That literary calendar is a great idea! I may use it to mark our trip.

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